College and Career Newsletter

Summer 2021

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Director of College and Career Counseling

I am thrilled to be a part of Springwood School! I look forward to working with each of you on your college and career goals. Each month, you will receive a newsletter with important dates, deadlines, and information all pertaining to college and career planning. It is never to early to start planning for your future! Start scrolling!


Services: College planning, career exploration, social/emotional counseling, skill development


Call or email to schedule an appointment:

334-644-2411 (ex: 411)

sjackson@springwoodschool.com

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Dual Enrollment Info Meeting June 15th!

Location: Springwood School, FAC

Time: 3-5pm


This meeting is for any student/parent that is interested in learning more about Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit opportunities. Auburn University, The University of Alabama, and Southern Union will be in attendance to share their program information with you!


Student must be going into grades 10-12 to be eligible BUT ALL FAMILIES are welcome to come learn about the opportunities for the future!

Auburn University: High School Camps and Programs

Check out these amazing summer opportunities at Auburn University! There are numerous programs offered in June and July! Some examples include Advanced Vet Camp and Photography Camp. Check out all the offerings here:


http://www.auburn.edu/outreach/opce/auburnyouthprograms/highschool.htm

FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid)

Attention Graduates!

Deadline to apply June 30, 2021

https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Click here to sign up:


Notice: DEADLINE

Class of 2022: Last chance to stay in the running for $40,000! Add 6+ schools to your college list and sign-up for Opportunity Scholarships by JUNE 30 to qualify.

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ACT or SAT?

I recommend taking both the SAT and ACT no later than the end of 11th grade. By taking both, you are able to determine which test is a better fit for you! Then, you can focus preparing and studying for that specific test. There are tons of free online test resources!

Free Test Preparation Resources!

This is a free resource for students taking SAT, ACT, and AP exams!

http://magoosh.com/


SAT Study Tools: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

Test Prep Boot Camps

SAT & ACT One-Day Virtual Workshops:

Saturdays, 9:00am-3:00pm EST

July 10


ApplyHereFirst is offering special Boot Camps for students taking the upcoming SAT and ACT exams. The One Day Workshop will review all areas of the test. Students will receive all relevant content necessary to study and review and will be given a thorough overview of all strategies and techniques for each section of the test. Students will be provided with two official tests for additional practice. Workshops are conducted via Zoom. Additional details will be provided upon registration. Boot camps can lead to 4+ point improvements on the ACT and 150+ point improvements on the SAT, which, even in the test-optional landscape, can be a game-changer for college admissions and scholarships (colleges still consider submitted scores, and higher scores help students stand out compared to students that don't submit). Plus, while the NCAA has waived testing requirements for the class of 2021, their policy for the class of 2022 has yet to be determined.

Cost of Camp: $249

Register here: https://www.applyherefirst.com/testprep/